For the purpose of this code of ordinances, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   COMPUTATION OF TIME. The time in which any act provided by this code or other ordinance is to be done is computed by excluding the first day and including the last, unless the last is a holiday and then it also is excluded. Fractions of a day are to be disregarded in COMPUTATIONS which include more than one day and involve no questions of priority.
   COUNTY. Meade County.
   GOVERNING BODY. The Board of Commissioners of a municipality concerned or affected.
   LOT. This includes PARCEL or TRACT OF LAND.
   MONTH. A calendar month.
   MUNICIPALITY or MUNICIPAL CORPORATION. All cities and towns organized under the laws of this state, but shall not include any other political subdivisions.
   ORDINANCE. A permanent legislative act within the limits of its powers of the governing body of a municipality.
   OWNER. As used in this code relating to local improvements, the grantee in the last deed of conveyance of any lot or parcel of land recorded in the office of the Register of Deeds of the county or counties in which the municipality is located, or his or her heirs or successors.
   PUBLICATION. Any requirement for publication shall mean publication in the official newspaper of the municipality concerned or affected, if any; but if none, then, in a legal newspaper published in such municipality, if any; but if none, then, in any legal newspaper which serves such municipality, except as provided by SDCL § 9-13-13. Personal service either within or without the state upon the person affected thereby by delivery of a copy of a notice required to be published shall be equivalent to the required PUBLICATION.
   RESOLUTION. Any determination, decision, or direction of the governing body of a municipality, of a temporary or special character, for the purpose of initiating, effecting, or carrying out its administrative duties and functions.
   SDCL. South Dakota Codified Laws.
   STATE. The State of South Dakota.
   STREET. This includes AVENUE.
   CITY. The City of Summerset, South Dakota.
   YEAR. A calendar year.
Statutory reference:
Related provisions, see SDCL §§ 9-1-1 and 9-19-1